MNF win good for regional forces, AGP must divorce BJP: Mahanta

Guwahati, December 11 (IANS): Former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said on Tuesday that the Mizo National Front’s (MNF) electoral victory in Mizoram was good for regional forces and said he wanted his party AGP to divorce the BJP.   Mahanta, who led the six-year long Assam Movement between 1979 and 1985, congratulated MNF […]

Assam tea body slam ‘chaiwala’ Modi

Guwahati, December 9 (IANS): The largest tea body of Assam on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who often refer to himself as a “chaiwala”, for not being considerate towards the state’s tea garden workers’ plight and urged him to implement the promised minimum wage of Rs 350 before the new year starts.   The […]

75 per cent voter turnout in Assam panchayat polls

Guwahati, December 9 (PTI): An estimated 75 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise Sunday in the second phase of panchayat polls in 10 districts of Assam which was largely peaceful, the state election commission said.   Voting will continue till late in the night in 900 polling stations as many voters entered the […]

Translocated hyena dies in Guwahati zoo

Guwahati, December 8 (PTI): A male hyena, which was recently translocated from Jharkhand to Assam State Zoo, died here following brief illness caused by stress and infection, an official said Friday. The hyena, which arrived on November 26 from Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in Ranchi, slipped into coma on Tuesday and died on Thursday.  

NITI forum for NE to meet on Tuesday

Guwahati, December 2 (PTI): The second meeting of the ‘NITI Forum for North East’ will be held here on Tuesday and will focus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors, including tourism, bamboo and dairy.   Vice Chairman, NITI AAYOG, Rajiv Kumar will chair the meeting while Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) […]

Food inspector shot at in Haflong

Haflong (Assam), December 2 (PTI): An employee of the Assam government’s Food and Civil Supply department was shot at by an unidentified gunman at his office in Dima Hasao district, police said Sunday.   According to police the gunman entered the Food and Civil Supply office at Haflong Government College Road here on Saturday and […]

3 pedestrians run over, killed in Assam

Guwahati, December 1 (PTI): Three people, including two women, were killed on Friday after a car hit them on National Highway-31 in Assam’s Baksa district, a police officer said. The vehicle reportedly came from behind and ran over the three pedestrians, who were on way to a nearby paddy field, he said. The deceased, all […]

Blast in passenger train in Assam, 3 injured

Guwahati, December 1 (IANS): At least three persons were injured after a blast on a moving passenger train at Assam’s Harisinga station on Saturday, officials said. A senior railway official said the blast occured in Rangiya-Dekargaon passenger train at Harisinga station of Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). The official said as of […]